Letter to the Editor: Readers advocate for Clark County judge candidates
Reader advocates for Boon Brunette
The April 3 election will determine who is the next Clark County Circuit Court Judge. Our judge sets the tone for fairness and justice involving children’s services, mental health services, family law, law enforcement, the DNR, and in many other areas. It is essential to have a qualified, experienced, and competent person of integrity in this position.
That person is Lyndsey Boon Brunette. I was Assistant District Attorney here in Clark County for 33 years from 1982-2015. During that time, I saw many judges and attorneys in court, including both candidates in this race for judge. During my last two years, Boon Brunette was district attorney. I saw her in court daily where she was well prepared, calm under pressure, and articulate. The other candidate was rarely in Clark County court as her office was based out of Sheboygan County.
Boon Brunette has the necessary experience to be judge. She has been our Corporation Counsel, the District Attorney, and is now the Family Court Commissioner. As Court Commissioner, Boon Brunette is performing many functions of a judge and is the only candidate who has been making decisions from the bench as the court official.
Having worked side-by-side with Boon Brunette, I can say she is an honest, hard-working, and energetic person who communicates well with everyone. Our court is a trial court with a hefty caseload that is very busy and often chaotic. It takes an energetic person to handle it and Boon Brunette has shown she can handle this heavy caseload as she did in her prior roles for Clark County. She has extensive trial court and litigation experience in many areas of law and is ready to hit the ground running while bringing longevity to the bench.
Boon Brunette also has a deep understanding and appreciation of Clark County’s needs. She is a lifelong resident and understands our rural heritage and values. The other candidate claims to be “for” a particular group of people. Boon Brunette will be “for” justice, a neutral magistrate who will be fair to all people. Please join me in voting for Lyndsey Boon Brunette for judge on April 3.
Richard R. Lewis
Clark County Assistant District Attorney, 1982-2015
Reader advocates for Heckes
Roberta Heckes’ broad, unique and diverse experience makes her the “justifiable fit” for Clark County Judge. I am writing in support of Roberta Heckes in the upcoming April 3 election.
Clark County voters (YOU) have the opportunity to make a difference to instill positive change in our court system by electing Roberta to serve as our next judge. Clark County needs a judge who will bring a practical, grounded approach, that will enhance the quality and efficiency of our circuit court system. Roberta is actively involved in Clark County organizations throughout the county, and she has broad based support from throughout the county. She has proven her integrity, character, strength, commitment, and strong work ethic to the people of Clark County in many ways.
Roberta brought her many years of legal experience to Clark County over five years ago from Sheboygan County, and she has made Clark County her home. Her “outside” experience benefits Clark County. She brings a “fresh” approach to the bench to provide equal justice for all. Roberta will bring her real world, legal experience and knowledge to the bench to make sound decisions based on the facts and the law, as it must be handled.
I invite you to join me on April 3 to vote for Roberta for Clark County Judge.
She is our positive change for Clark County.
Boon Brunette good investment
Invest in Lyndsey Boon Brunette for our next judge. She has invested in Clark County, and I think it is wise for Clark County to vote to secure that investment.
I have been the full-time court reporter in Clark County for the last 17 years being in the courtroom daily.
I am not very familiar with opponent Ms. Heckes as she has rarely appeared in court in Clark County. Ms. Heckes is not from Clark County, and her office has been in Adell in Sheboygan County until recently changing her office’s address after announcing her candidacy for judge.
I am, however, very familiar with Lyndsey Boon Brunette having worked with her regularly for many years on a great volume and range of cases. Court records generated by the Clerk of Courts Office show the overall numbers for each candidate through Jan. 12, as follows: Candidate Lyndsey Boon Brunette has been involved with 2,468 contested Clark County cases and 3,707 uncontested Clark County cases for a total of 6,175 cases. Candidate Roberta Heckes has been involved in 30 contested Clark County cases and zero uncontested cases, for a total of 30 cases.
Ms. Boon Brunette has represented Clark County well. She has always shown integrity along with being very prepared, hard-working, and conscientious. As current Court Commissioner, Lyndsey Boon Brunette has a good working relationship with staff and would make a smooth transition from Clark County Court Commissioner to Clark County Judge.She has invested a great deal into our community.
Vote for Lyndsey Boon Brunette for Judge for a return on that investment.